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strēna , ae, f. Sabine.
I. Lit., a sign, prognostic, omen (Plautin.), Plaut. Stich. 3, 2, 8; 5, 2, 24.—
II. Transf., a new-year's present given for the sake of the omen (syn. xenium; cf. the Fr. étrennes), Suet. Calig. 42; id. Aug. 57; id. Tib. 34; Pompon. ap. Non. 17, 1 al.; cf.: strenam vocamus, quae datur die religioso, ominis boni gratiā, Fest. s. h. v. p. 313 Müll.; Aus. Ep. 18, 4.
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    • Plautus, Stichus, 3.2
    • Suetonius, Divus Augustus, 57
    • Suetonius, Tiberius, 34
    • Suetonius, Caligula, 42
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